1976 Maryland State Wrestling Champions

1976 MPSSAA Champion: Northeast -AA
1976 MSA Champion : Mount St. Joseph

1976 National Prep Championships
Team Scores:
1. Mount St. Joe 114.5
National Prep Individual Finals
105 1st Keith Dixon, Mount St. Joseph
116 1
st Harry Barnabee, Mount St. Joseph
123 3rd Jay Braunstein, Mount St. Joseph
136 2nd Denny Childs, St. Paul's
142 1
st John Hefner, Mount St. Joseph

1976 MPSSAA Championships
Team Scores
1 Northeast AA
2. Severna Park

1976 MPSSAA Individual Champions
98 Pete Ong, Bowie
105 Pat Kahoe, Bel Air
112 Rob Tannenbaum, Walter Johnson
119
Gill Castilla, Blair
126 Bruce Backer, Wooton
132 Bob Wilson, Edgewood
138 Walt Puller, Norteast –AA
145 Loren Danielson, Springbrook
155
Steve Hoff, Westminster
167 Howard Hammen, Kenwood
185 Bill Vucci, Northwestern-PG
UNL
Irv Pankey, Aberdeen

1976 MSA Championships
at Poly High School

Team Scores
1. Mount St. Joseph 208.5
2. Gilman 123
3. McDonogh 109
4. Northwestern 83.5
5. Mervo 71
6. Dunbar 64
7. St. Paul’s 63
8. Poly 60
9. Friends 53
10. Walbrook 49.5
11. Southern 42.5
12. Boy’s Latin 42
13. Loyola 32
14. City 30
15. Edmondson 29
15. Southwestern 29
17. Lake Clifton 25
18. Severn 13
19. Patterson 10
20. Forest Park 6
21. Carver 4
21. Northern 4
21. John Carroll 4
24. Douglas 2
24. Cardinal Gibbons 2
26. Archbishop Curley 1
26. Lutheran 1

1976 MSA Individual Champions
98 Guy Zanti, MSJ d. Jeff Harvey, St. Paul’s 5-3
105 Mike Palmer, Southwestern d. Allen Patterson, Poly 4-3
112 Tim Haney, MSJ d. Adolph Hansen, Mervo 5-4(OT)
119 Harry Barnabee, MSJ p.
Damon Matthews, Dunbar 2:31
126 Jay Braunstein, MSJ d. Mike Schuler, St. Paul’s 9-7
132 Vince Bohn, MSJ d. Linwood Lee, Mervo 11-6
138
John Hefner, MSJ p. Tim Wittle, Poly :40
145 Doug Mason, Friends mj. Charles Moore, Gilman 10-0
155 Terry Moore, Northwestern d. John Kemp, McDonogh 5-3
167 Craig Johnson, City d. Jamie Miller, Walbrook 10-7
187 Christian Holljes, McDonogh d. Derrick Campbell,Walbrook 6-3
UNL Ted Sotir, Gilman d. Jonathan Holljes,McDonogh 3-1 (OT)

NOTES:
The MSA tournament is run over three days.
Mount St. Joseph had clinched the team championship after the semi-final round—the first MSA team to do so since Gilman in 1971. Mount St. Joseph’s John Hefner was voted the Most Valuable Wrestler, and Guy Zanti won the Russell Cup for most accumulated team points(26).